Antihistamines/Medications to Avoid Prior to Skin Testing

Antihistamines are a class of medications that should be avoided for at least 5 days prior to skin testing. If you are unable to avoid antihistamines for skin testing, we are happy to provide a consultation instead of testing at your appointment.

1. Allergy medications that are antihistamines (can also be in cold/sinus medications):

  • Zyrtec (cetirizine)
  • Claritin (loratidine)
  • Allegra (fexofenadine)
  • Xyzal (levocetirizine
  • Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
  • Atarax/Vistiril (hydroxyzine)
  • Antihistamine Nasal Sprays: Astelin (azelastine)

 

2. Sleep medications that are antihistamines:

  • Over-the-counter sleep aids that contain diphenhydramine: i.e. ZzzQuil, Nyquil, medications that state “PM” such as Tylenol PM or Advil PM
  • Over-the-counter sleep aids that contain doxylamine (should be held for 2 weeks): i.e. Unisom
  • Prescription antihistamines such as Vistiril (hydroxyzine)

 

3. Acid reflux pills that are antihistamines:

  • Zantac (ranitidine)
  • Pepcid (famotidine)
  • Tagamet (cimetidine)

 

4. Medications for nausea/vomiting, vertigo that should be held for 2 weeks if possible:

  • Phenergan (promethazine)
  • Compro (prochlorperazine)Dramamine or Bonine (meclizine)

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